There are a variety of ways you can use this packet. For a back to school treat bag, run off the "Welcome" puzzle template. Personalize them with your students' names. Cut up each puzzle and put them in Ziplock Baggies. Choose one of 3 header cards and attach. You can also give them during your apple studies or as an inexpensive gift for birthdays, Valentine's Day etc. A large apple puzzle, to be used as an independent center activity, is also included, as well as a blank grid, to help younger students easily put their puzzles together.
This "find your name" craftivity, is a simple, quick, and easy worksheet for students to do at the beginning of the year, or during your apple studies. Use the blank template and write your students' names inside the apple. Students find and circle their name, and then write it on the bottom. Following the directions, they color the apple. Completed projects make an interesting bulletin board.
Help practice and reinforce upper and lowercase letters, numbers, plus skip counting by 5's and 10's with these fun connect the dots, apple-themed worksheets.
Teach, review, practice and whole-group assess with these apple-themed "I Spy!" games. Packet includes worksheet-games for uppercase letters, lowercase letters, shapes, numbers 0-10, numbers 0-20, plus a blank template to fill in higher numbers. Students enjoy playing the game and you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Use this anchor chart, fall leaf poster, as an assessment tool. Point to each of the numbered leaves in random order. Have students tell you what number that is. Likewise, ask them "Where's the number 5?"
I love the quote by Haim Ginott. It is so true, and rather mind boggling to realize the impact we have on students' lives, and the huge responsibility that entails. I designed this little poster, so that you can hang it up inside your teacher's cupboard or closet, as a gentle reminder. If you like it; print off some copies for your teacher friends and tuck them in their mailboxes, as a thoughtful way to wish them a wonderful year. May yours be filled with excitement and plenty of memory-making moments.
This apple "craftivity" is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction. If you teach older students, I've also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.
These mini notes of praise that a child can take home, are a quick & easy way to encourage your students and help build their self-esteem.
Read the directions to your students and have them color in this number grid appropriately. If they've followed the directions correctly, an apple will be revealed. This is a quick, easy and fun way to teach, review and assess: number recognition, spatial directions, ordinal numbers, diagonal lines, plus listening and following directions. This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be updated & put in Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
If you read the adorable book The Kissing Hand, by Aurdrey Penn, you're familiar with Chester an anxious little raccoon. Since he is such an endearing character for children, I thought I'd incorporate him into some fun hand's-on shape games and activities.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year, after which time it will be included in my jumbo Kissing Hand (Raccoon-Themed) Shape Packet available in my TpT shop. Click on the link to pop on over.